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Network connection settings in safe mode?


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When I turn on my pc it always goes to an error screen just after windows loads (xp home).
I decided to reformat my comp to fix it (that would fix it right?). I want to write down the settings for my network connections so it'll be easier to set them up again, but my comp will only work in safe mode and under network settings it doesnt display anything.
Is there any way to see my settings in safe mode? Is it for a security reasons that it doesn't show?
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop

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